Dutch Originals who are well known for their collection of ‘Gispen Classics’ have commissioned talented product designer Thijs Smeets to create a more contemporary collection. The ‘Gibsen Today’ collection is the result of Smeets great work and was recently exhibited at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.
I didn’t want to make these pieces a derived version of the classics so I took a radically different approach. It became a collection inspired on the look and feel of the nineteen thirties, the time the classics were designed by W.J. Gispen. From this starting point I took the freedom to create a more modern and contemporary collection with a fresh and light expression.